Prescribing Medicine for Relatives—Big Attachment

A Dafa Disciple in China

PureInsight | April 11, 2016

[] I was surprised when I heard that fellow practitioner A had passed away. I thought that she had been very diligent. She could recite "Zhuan Falun" and many of Master’s lectures. After "On Dafa" was published, she had very soon memorised it by heart. Practitioner A had been an important person among my fellow practitioners and a lot of us were confused as to why she had passed away in the blink of an eye.

In a hospital, I happened to meet a fellow practitioner who was working as a doctor there. We talked about practitioner A. The fellow practitioner told me that it had been the second time that practitioner A had been hospitalised for heart disease. Once, when she had been in hospital, she’d gotten the doctors to prescribe extra medicine for her relatives as her medical expenses may be completely reimbursed. A fellow practitioner had said to her, “cultivators cannot do such things”. However, she answered, “It’s not a big deal to spend public money and the cost can be reimbursed this way…”

I think that her death was linked to this shortcoming, which was a big attachment. Emotion and sentiment should be completely removed, no matter how close the friends are or how good the relatives are. This is love. A cultivator is on the path to Godhood. One should stand up and say, “I am a practitioner of Falun Dafa. Everything has loss and gain. You will have to give me virtue to gain a free prescription under my name and you would also obtain karma. Wouldn’t I be harming you?”

People have their own blessings and we should try our best to save ordinary people’s lives, rather than harm them. If we clearly tell the truth to people, they will understand us. The point is that we cannot go along with pleasing ordinary people. Even though we may get a reimbursement, we cannot be attached to keeping one’s friends or relatives happy, as it will not only harm them, but also oneself. It is not worth it. The old forces may seize upon any excuse, saying, "This person is no good; there is too much sentiment and no change at all. His lifetime should have already ended. If he will not consummate, then he will pass away like an ordinary person."
What is genuine cultivation? Accomplishing is cultivating (Solid Cultivation from Hong Yin).

There is another fellow local practitioner, who also ended up in hospital. While he was there, it occurred to him that his son was being hospitalised after falling ill. All of his own medical expenses could be reimbursed. The family got the doctor to write a prescription for this practitioner under his son’s name. Although, the practitioner had known that this was wrong at that time, he did not stop them. His medical expenses nearly reached into the tens-of-thousands. As a result of such an action, the practitioner’s health worsened and he almost lost the ability to take care of himself.

If a person’s thoughts and actions are far away from Dafa, he will be assimilated to the evil and the evil will use any shortcomings as an excuse to persecute him. It is tainted for a genuine practitioner to take medicine or go for hospital treatment. Such an attachment could cause him to do wrong, and he could destroy himself ultimately.

By sharing this, I wanted to remind fellow practitioners to be diligent, according to my cultivation experiences in my area. If something is not in line with the Fa, please point it out compassionately.

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